City of Rhinelander http://wxpr.org en Rhinelander Council Approves Downtown Grant Application http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-council-approves-downtown-grant-application <p>Applying for a $1.6 million dollar federal grant was approved by the Rhinelander city council Monday night. But it left questions in the minds of some council members.</p><p>If approved by the feds, the grant would be the initial money to redo the underground infrastructure along Brown Street and downtown. The grant would be for 2016 and 2017, a year later than earlier sought.</p><p>While the matter had been in two committees, council members Alex Young and Steve Sauer both objected to the speed which the large project...potentially $9 million dollars...was going through council...</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:30:18 +0000 Ken Krall 16950 at http://wxpr.org Decision Postponed On Controversial CBRF http://wxpr.org/post/decision-postponed-controversial-cbrf <p>No decision on a controversial Community Based Residential Facility on West Phillip Street in Rhinelander.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:22:55 +0000 Ken Krall 16949 at http://wxpr.org Keep Water Running: Rhinelander Administrator http://wxpr.org/post/keep-water-running-rhinelander-administrator <p>Temperatures have gotten warmer above the ground, but temperatures below ground is the concern as Rhinelander and Tomahawk residents are being asked to continue running their water to avoid freeze ups.</p><p>Rhinelander City Administrator Blaine Oborn says, for now, to continue running the pencil-sized stream of water...</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:24:58 +0000 Ken Krall 16789 at http://wxpr.org Keep Water Running: Rhinelander Administrator Rhinelander Alderperson Files Complaint Against Committee http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-alderperson-files-complaint-against-committee <p>A city of Rhinelander&nbsp;&nbsp;alderperson has filed an open meetings complaint against the Rhinelander Tourism Marketing committee, otherwise known as the Room Tax committee.</p><p>Alex Young filed the complaint with the Oneida County District Attorney's office. In the complaint, Young says the committee is created by the council, and as such, falls under the Open Meetings law.</p><p>Young alleges the committee met April 2 without posting a timely notice it was going to meet. Unless an emergency, public meetings need to be posted at least 24 hours prior to meeting time.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:09:41 +0000 Ken Krall 16493 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Hopeful For USDA Grant For Downtown http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-hopeful-usda-grant-downtown <p>Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. and the city are in the planning stages for a projected $8 million makeover of the streets and infrastructure downtown within two years. The first bit of funding for the effort might be coming in.</p><p>City Administrator Blaine Oborn said they've heard from the Department of Agriculture...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:02:08 +0000 Ken Krall 16157 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Hopeful For USDA Grant For Downtown Rhinelander To Survey Residents On Outdoor Rec Desires http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-survey-residents-outdoor-rec-desires <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As part of a re-worked Rhinelander comprehensive plan, city officials soon will be asking citizens what they want to see for outdoor recreation.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>North Central Wisconsin Regional Commission planner Fred Heider&nbsp;says he asked the city for their recreational plans so they also could be put into the Oneida county recreational plan. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:34:00 +0000 Ken Krall 15885 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander To Survey Residents On Outdoor Rec Desires Facade Update In Downtown Rhinelander's 2016 Plan http://wxpr.org/post/facade-update-downtown-rhinelanders-2016-plan <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week, the Rhinelander city council approved a $20,000 commitment to bolster an effort to help businesses downtown redo their facades. The money is contingent on another $60,000 state grant being available.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The city is also planning a major utility upgrade down Brown Street in 2016. The street would also have a new look after construction. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Ken Krall 15572 at http://wxpr.org Facade Update In Downtown Rhinelander's 2016 Plan Downtown Rhinelander Clean Up Site Moving Toward Parking Lot http://wxpr.org/post/downtown-rhinelander-clean-site-moving-toward-parking-lot <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The city of Rhinelander would like to clean up the &nbsp;former Lindey Cleaners in downtown Rhinelander and should they get ownership, they would like to remove the building.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The city council voted Monday to authorize working toward a grant to build a parking lot on the site. The city could eventually get ownership of the property for back taxes through foreclosure. &nbsp;The federal Environmental Protection Agency would like to remove solvents and underground tanks underneath the Stevens Street property. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:39:54 +0000 Ken Krall 15400 at http://wxpr.org Downtown Rhinelander Clean Up Site Moving Toward Parking Lot More Freezeups Leads To More Water Running http://wxpr.org/post/more-freezeups-leads-more-water-running <p>As of Wednesday morning, the city of Rhinelander was running about 30 jobs behind as water pipes continue to freeze in the city.</p><p>The extended cold snap has caused many problems along some of the city water mains. Last week the city asked property owners to let their water trickle. But that amount proved to be not enough says Mayor Dick Johns...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:49:14 +0000 Ken Krall 14328 at http://wxpr.org More Freezeups Leads To More Water Running Rhinelander to Run Water All Day and Night http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-run-water-all-day-and-night <p>Rhinelander water users are being asked to run their water 24/7 to prevent frozen pipes.&nbsp;</p><p>Tim Kingman, Rhinelander Director of Public Works, says the city has been thawing out dozens of households every day.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“At a certain point in time, we have to make some hard decisions here to let this water be run on a system wide basis.&nbsp; The reason we do so is it’s the best economy we can get.”</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:14:52 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13940 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander to Run Water All Day and Night